Honorary guests of Sabantui became representatives from 44 regions of Russia, where today the Tatars live. In the Astrakhan region itself, there are now more than 60,000 Tatars, and they are the third largest in the region. Therefore, the Sabantui holiday for Astrakhans is very close, and they are waiting for it with the same impatience as in Tatarstan.
It is worth noting that Astrakhan is holding Federal Sabantui for the second time. This year, the significance of the holiday is also attached to the fact that the celebrations are held as part of the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the formation of the Astrakhan province. Rustam Minnikhanov said that this year Sabantuy would be held in 59 regions of Russia and 32 foreign countries. “Federal Sabantui in Astrakhan is already the second time. This is a landmark event. I sincerely congratulate you on this good holiday, “he added. After that, the holiday continued in the best traditions of Sabantuy – with games, songs and dances, and of course with the obligatory sports part of the holiday – wrestling Koresh where the participants of different regions of Russia fought for the title of absolute batyr.
As a result of the competition, the title of the strongest was given to 31-year-old Tatarstaner Rail Nurgaliyev, master of sports in wrestling, Honored master of sports in national wrestling. As a reward, the absolute batyr received a car “Volkswagen Polo” and a ram – a prize, which is traditionally given to the strongest batyr on our Sabantuy.